A novel sulfate-reducing and nitrogen-fixing bacterium Fundidesulfovibrio soli sp. nov., isolated from paddy soils

Arch Microbiol. 2023 Feb 3;205(3):80. doi: 10.1007/s00203-023-03412-3.


A strictly anaerobic sulfate-reducing strain, designated SG60T, was isolated from paddy soil collected in Fujian Province, China. Growth of strain SG60T was observed at 20-37 °C, pH 5.5-10.0 and 0-0.7% (w/v) NaCl. Strain SG60T showed the highest 16S rRNA sequence similarities to the type strains of Fundidesulfovibrio magnetotacticus FSS-1T (97.2%) and Fundidesulfovibrio putealis DSM 16056T (96.4%). Phylogenetic trees based on the16S rRNA sequence and genome-based phylogenomic tree constructed using 120 core genes showed that strain SG60T clustered with members of the genus Fundidesulfovibrio. The average nucleotide identity (ANI) and digital DNA-DNA hybridization (dDDH) values between strain SG60T and the most closely related type strain F. magnetotacticus were 78.2% and 21.6%, respectively. Strain SG60T contained MK-7 as the main respiratory quinone and anteiso-C15:0, anteiso-C17:1 ω9c, iso-C16:0 and iso-C16:1 H as the major fatty acids. Strain SG60T produced desulfoviridin and possessed genes (nifHDK) encoding functions involved in nitrogen fixation. The genomic DNA G + C content was 65.5%. Based on the observed physiological properties, chemotaxonomic characteristics and ANI and dDDH values, strain SG60T represents a novel species of the genus Fundidesulfovibrio, for which the name Fundidesulfovibrio soli sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is SG60T (= GDMCC 1.3310T = JCM 35676T).

Keywords: Fundidesulfovibrio soli; Nitrogen fixation; Paddy soil; Sulfate-reducing.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / chemistry
  • Phospholipids* / chemistry
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil*
  • Sulfates
  • Ubiquinone / chemistry


  • Phospholipids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Soil
  • Sulfates
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Fatty Acids
  • Ubiquinone